In 1449, James II reached adulthood, but he had to struggle to gain control of his kingdom. The Douglases, probably with his cooperation, used his coming of age as a way to throw the Livingstons out of the shared government, as the young king took revenge for the arrest of his mother that had taken place in 1439, and the assassination of his young Douglas cousins, in which Livingston was ...
James Hepburn, 1st Duke of Orkney and 4th Earl of Bothwell (c. 1534 – 14 April 1578), better known simply as Lord Bothwell, was a prominent Scottish nobleman. He was known for his marriage to Mary, Queen of Scots , as her third and final husband.
James Douglas, 4th Earl of Morton (c. 1516–1581) (abeyance terminated 1550, forfeited 1580/81) John Maxwell, 8th Lord Maxwell (1552–1593), a grandson of the 3rd Earl, succeeded briefly as Earl of Morton.
James 1st Earl c. 1475 – 1529: Janet Bethune c. 1490 – c. 1522: James 2nd Earl c. 1516 – 1575 Châtellerault: Margaret Douglas b. c. 1510: James 3rd Earl 1537–1609: John 1st Marquess 1540–1604: Claud 1st Lord Paisley 1546–1621: James 2nd Marquess 1589 – 1624/25: James 1st Earl 1575–1618: James 1st Duke 1606 – 1648/49: James ...
Lord Wemyss' coat of arms Quarterly: 1st & 4th argent, a fess azure within a double tressure flory-counterflory gules (Charteris); 2nd & 3rd, Or, a lion rampant gules armed and langued azure (Wemyss) James Donald Charteris, 13th Earl of Wemyss and 9th Earl of March , DL ( / ˈ tʃ ɑːr t ə r ɪ s / ;  born 22 June 1948), also known as Jamie Neidpath ,  is a British peer and landowner.
James' other brother, Robert, died young. Fears surrounding James's safety grew through the winter of 1405/6 and plans were made to send him to France. In February 1406, James was forced to take refuge in the castle of the Bass Rock in the Firth of Forth after his escort was attacked by supporters of Archibald, 4th Earl of Douglas.
Douglas's brothers, James Douglas, 9th Earl of Douglas, Archibald Douglas, Earl of Moray, Hugh Douglas, Earl of Ormonde, and John Douglas, Lord of Balvenie went into open rebellion against the Crown, but were finally put down in a skirmish in 1455 known as the Battle of Arkinholm; the royal forces were led by another Douglas, the "Red" George Douglas, 4th Earl of Angus.